online sources for traditional music
I'm not sure whether these fall into the category of interest, Dusty?
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updated by @robin-thompson: 08/21/19 12:05:19PM
Hey Dusty -- Here's one of the good old sites. Very thorough:
includes, with MIDI files and lyrics for most tunes:
Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and America
Francis J Child Ballads
Popular Songs in American History
Songs of The Sea
Taylor's Traditional Tune Book
Contemplations on Life
updated by @ken-hulme: 08/21/19 06:58:30AM
Hi - here's a one for you, Folk Archive Resource North East (FARNE). Unfortunately no longer supported, it originated as a grant-funded project run by Gateshead Council. There is loads of stuff here, but it is a little bit tricky to navigate. http://www.farnearchive.com/browse_by_collection.asp
updated by @redmando: 08/21/19 06:01:30AM
Hi all. I am nearing the completion of a small project on music from the British Isles dating from 1500 to 1800, and I am including a list of online sources for traditional music. I offer it her for two reasons: 1) some of you might find the list helpful; and 2) some of you might know of some important websites that I have not listed but should. Please let me know what I've left off the list. Mille grazie!
Folk Tune Finder https://www.folktunefinder.com/
Hetzler’s Fakebook http://hetzler.homestead.com/index.html
Old Time Fiddle Tunes (Penn Sate University) https://www.mne.psu.edu/lamancusa/tunes.html
Old Town School of Folk Music https://www.oldtownschool.org/classes/adults/fiddle/tunes/
O’Neill’s Music of Ireland http://www.oldmusicproject.com/oneils1.html
Rampant Scotland http://www.rampantscotland.com/songs/blsongs_index.htm
The Session https://thesession.org
Tin Whistle Tunes (formerly Clips & Snips) http://tinwhistletunes.com/clipssnip/index.htm
Traditional Music Library http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk
Traditional Tune Archive https://tunearch.org/wiki/TTA
Dusty T., Northern California
As a musician, you have to keep one foot back in the past and one foot forward into the future.
-- Dizzy Gillespie